Comments on: Brain Injury Therapy Leads to Art Therapy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Kacey Bongarzone http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-12427 Mon, 19 Dec 2011 02:11:14 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-12427 I completely support the use of art in therapeutic services given to those who unfortunately suffered a traumatic brain injury. I personally know the amazing benefits art does bring and can offer after such injury. Thinking of a traumatic brain injury and art brings tears, happy and sad; because I know what pain and growth exists.
I suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2006. I was unconscious for a month and was in recovery for over a year. I’m not 100% back and never will be; but gaining two degrees in 2008 & 2011 and a full time job as a therapist does help. I’m so happy to hear your story. Keep sharing!

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By: Vikki Russell http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-7816 Sun, 12 Jun 2011 21:44:44 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-7816 Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for this astounding connection to art and the sypathetic voice. I had a cerebral aneurism a few years ago, and have a condition called hydrocephalus, as a result.

I worked as an illustrator and graphic designer, and painted a few murals befor the event. I have been afraid to try to make art until the past six months. I feel like I am starting to have ART IDEAS again. It is very exciting. Thank you for this insporational and supportive resource!!!

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By: Cynthia L. Taylor, Ed.D. http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-7607 Mon, 16 May 2011 23:55:55 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-7607 Please fill free to e-mail me, freemandw@skybest, if you are finding successful rehabilitation ideas for patients sustaining traumatic brain injuries, strokes, or tumors. It is a deep conundrum to my very spirit.

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By: Cynthia L. Taylor, Ed.D. http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-7606 Mon, 16 May 2011 23:44:52 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-7606 A seven year old client,with congenital brain tumors, has been helping me understand the dark mysteries of rehabilitation for the brain.
Creating art activities that work has been baffling at best. My discouragment has come as I complete his treatment knowing I absolutely did not have the answers.
A doctorate degree, and over four thousand people in my classes, still has not prepared me for these dark mysteries of the mind inflicted with pain or the inability to function.

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By: Cynthia L. Taylor, Ed.D. http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5811 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 18:55:29 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5811 Say..I’m the art professor who uses art for rehabilitation with learners who suffered brain injuries. Here are my e-mails- freemandw@skybest.com (or during school- taylorcl@appstate.edu.

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By: Cynthia L. Taylor, Ed.D. http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5810 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 18:48:47 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5810 I’m an art professor who uses art for rehabilitation. Many of the techniqes I’ve used for stroke patience can be easily adapted for cognitive rehab with a vet who sutained a traumatic brain injury.

I don’t want to change the world. I just want to help change the life of a veteran with a brain injury using art for rehabilitation! Please pass this along!

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By: lore http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5784 Thu, 30 Sep 2010 04:33:39 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5784 Keep me posted. I am just now working on paperwork for Admisison to an Art Therapy/Counseling program in New Mexico.
loreatencio@rocketmail.com

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By: Raluca http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5454 Tue, 03 Aug 2010 10:19:12 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5454 Wonderful stories…
Who can tell me what I should do in order to be a qualified Art Therapist?

Thank you!

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By: Jan Carlton http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5341 Sat, 17 Jul 2010 07:22:28 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5341 This is fantastic.
I too am a Mental Health Therapist and have been very practive where art is concerned as I am a qualified Art Therapist. I started my jon being allowed to do one Art Therapy session per week. I have since thengot it up to four sessions a week, one being at my local MIND.
Keep up the good, worthwhile work Shari and others who provide such a valued intervention.

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By: malthy simha http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5335 Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:49:31 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5335 very inspiring! looking forward for the article on art benefits brain. art is an amazing assessment tool in psychotherapy.

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By: Marilee Donivan http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5329 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 22:48:10 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5329 Laura Williams, when your friend uses the U-cuff and holds to hold a paintbrush, he can experiment with the Wet-on-Wet watercolor technique, using overlapping colors to blend and make abstract shapes for a satisfying and fun first-time painting experience. The beauty of it is that it does not have to replicate anything, just allows a freedom of movement and creativity without preconceived ideas of what the painting should look like when it’s finished. Using wet watercolor paper, the paint is dropped or swished onto the paper, and the result is a colorful one-of-a-kind watercolor creation to frame and hang on the wall!
Here is a link to a video demo of the technique you can refer to. http://www.sunrisedistrib.com/VideoClipWetonWet.html
Let us know how it goes!

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By: Admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5327 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 17:05:59 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5327 thanks for the kind words…glad everyone enjoyed it!

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By: valoree http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5321 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 04:22:39 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5321 Thankyou for this story, soooo inspiring! I always look forward to your posts.

~valoree~

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By: Kerry Anne http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5317 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 18:22:41 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5317 Laura Williams-

I am an Occupational Therapist and the young man you work for can definitely learn to paint and benefit from it. If he has the use of both of his arms but not his hands, then I am certain that he would benefit from something called a U-cuff (universal cuff). Unless he has not received OT, he should have one of these. The u-cuff has a part in which utensils such as forks, spoons, toothbrushes, or paint brushes can be placed. For your friend, you will want to be sure he is seated upright and securely in his w/c with good support at his trunk. The better the support at his trunk and hips the better he can use his upper extremities. I hope this helps!

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By: Shen http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5315 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:05:18 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5315 Art is an amazing tool to help people communicate things that are hard to say in spoken or even written words. It’s a great story about this girl (althoug – if it was a “fatal” car accident, she would not have survived, and if she were paralized she would not be relearning to walk… So I kind of feel like I missed part of this story!). It’s very inspirational when people turn their lives around like that after so much difficulty has been thrown at them – and it almost feels like the hand of fate, here, as if she was meant to be going into therapy all along and this is what pushed her in that direction.

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By: Laura Williams http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5314 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:42:41 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5314 Wonderful inspiring story. I work for a young man of 25 who because of a diving in a swimming pool accident being paralized from shoulders down..can use arms but not hands. If there is any way I can somehow get him to paint…I would love to know how I can do it. He can not really use neck muscles as it is a spinal cord injury.
Anyone have any ideas…would love to know. I so believe it will help him and I am willing to do what I can do to help.

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By: Kelly (Kuumba) http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5312 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:50:08 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5312 Thank you! This is wonderful to hear! Recently I met a young man who works in a Target store in Florida.

He saw that I’d purchased a few art supplies, and he’d questioned what I was going to do with them.

It turns out that he had brain cancer and a tumor removed. He said that he started to do pottery during that time, and that he doesn’t know what his life would be like had he not discovered art.

Wonderful!! I’m look forward to your article about art/the brain. Thanks!!

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By: Marissa Andrews http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/brain-injury-therapy-leads-to-art-therapy/#comment-5311 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:12:49 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=895#comment-5311 Very inspiring!

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